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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 4 February 2014

I've stayed at the Birchwood Inn several times; in both the summer and winter. And I've read the reviews; both positive and negative. So let me sum it up this way. If you're looking for a shiny new resort with all the finest finishes and latest 'up north' decorating fashion, then you will probably be disappointed with the Birchwood Inn....

2Thank John D
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 5 January 2014

The Birchwood Inn has just what you want in a family-friendly motor lodge -- clean, comfortable rooms; a we-love-pets attitude; lots of knotty pine and board games in the great room; and a restful setting overlooking Lake Michigan and horse pastures. Sure, it's a little dated and could use some freshening here and there, but it's not the place to...

2Thank JRB1501
Tecumseh, Canada
Reviewed 20 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Birchwood Inn on October 13-14. Their rates are reasonable and the room was everything we hoped for; super clean, retro style décor, friendly staff, quiet and close to The Tunnel of Trees. It was an amazing getaway and brought us back in time.

1Thank Traveller910911
Hoorn, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Plenty of charm for the price...just love the area and this makes it affordable ....would definitely return...all the rooms are equally quiet off any road noise.....so much beauty to explore in the area

1Thank manbijthond
Reviewed 3 September 2013

The Birchwood Inn Harbor Springs is a dated, but clean establishment. It is probably the best value for the Petoskey area. If you are expecting an updated hotel, this isn't for you. However, this old inn is a classic, with a beautiful "sitting area" reminiscent of an old ski lodge. The inn offered a basic continental breakfast consisting of toast,...

2Thank hypshark
Waterloo, Ontario
Reviewed 29 August 2013

We loved our stay at the Birchwood Inn. It is a 'golden oldie'.......... we loved that the sliding windows in the room. We loved the decor in the room-- rustic/lodge look. Our room was immaculately clean! Spotless!!! We loved the open windows at both ends of the room that allowed for the fresh air to flow through. The beds were...

2Thank LaurieLovestoTravel
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

One of worst motels ever stayed and i'm 67 They have't done any up dates since the 60s. Great location but that's it. Room was musty and some of the furnishings were dirty. Plumbing is terrible. Toilet plugged all night with no access to repairs. Door keys don'twork well. Closet doors don't open lights burned put. Staff was somewhat rude....

2Thank Will910
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We stayed here for a couple days, with goal of getting away from the city to relax, which is exactly what we were able to do here. It's located several miles from the tourist areas, so we didn't have to deal with any of the crowds of Petoskey or Harbor Springs. Our room was very clean, and while it was...

Thank Susan M
Wellington, FL
Reviewed 16 July 2013

I booked while I was driving from Florida to Michigan with my daughters to visit family over the 4th of July. Since I was driving, I booked on location only, and gave a non-refundable deposit of $129. When we got done with the family afternoon activities in Harbor Springs, I drove the few miles north to check in. I was...

4Thank Eric P
Reviewed 29 June 2013

This place has seen better days. Needs major upgrading. Could go out of business anytime. The WiFi is free but sporadic. You have to drive 4 or 5 miles to get something to eat. No hot water on our last morning there. No staff to check us out in the morning until 7:30am.

2Thank thebananaBrandon

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Close your eyes and picture a place to relax at in Northern Michigan. Cozy chairs, field stone fireplace, tranquil courtyard. A place with history, wood beams, and lodge decor. Throw in warm hospitality that comes naturally from a seasoned staff and you will find yourself at Birchwood Inn. Built in the early sixties as a corporate retreat for New Era Potato Chips, Birchwood Inn has been carefully preserved by the Innkeeper with the lodge aura intended by the builders. We welcome individual travelers and group gatherings alike. Birchwood Inn is perfect for family reunions, destination weddings, sporting groups, seminars, and of course corporate retreats. The philosophy of the original builder, comfortable surroundings fosters friendships, is deeply held by the Innkeeper of today. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Birchwood Inn

Address: 7291 S Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-8925
Region: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Harbor Springs
Price Range: €88 - €132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Birchwood Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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“We stayed in 44. It's right next to the Fireside room, the breakfast bar and the lobby. It was perfect for me and my son and wife.”
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